Period
to 21 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for IPsec skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited IPsec over the 6 months to 21 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 728 561 695
Rank change year-on-year -167 +134 -46
Permanent jobs citing IPsec 448 843 613
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.47% 0.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.85% 2.99% 1.93%
Number of salaries quoted 367 656 493
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,500 £35,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £79,375 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £46,250
% change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% +2.78%

IPsec is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 24,245 28,178 31,844
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.87% 15.56% 16.86%
Number of salaries quoted 19,131 22,883 26,070
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

IPsec
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing IPsec as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IPsec.

Salary trend for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IPsec over the 6 months to 21 November 2018.

Salary histogram for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IPsec within the UK over the 6 months to 21 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -161 433 £55,000 - 58
UK excluding London -74 275 £52,500 +10.53% 38
London -127 165 £60,000 - 24
South East -86 100 £59,000 +12.38% 10
Midlands +43 63 £50,000 +33.33% 2
North of England -30 57 £42,500 -5.56% 12
West Midlands +41 46 £53,750 +43.33% 1
Yorkshire +34 31 £43,750 +2.94% 7
North West -42 26 £37,500 -16.67% 5
South West +2 24 £54,000 +35.00% 5
East of England +13 23 £52,500 -22.22% 5
East Midlands +12 17 £37,500 -44.44% 1
Wales +13 5 £45,000 +24.14% 1
Scotland -10 2 £41,500 -2.35%
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 21 November 2018, IT jobs citing IPsec also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for IPsec.

1 336 (75.00%) Firewall
2 326 (72.77%) Cisco
3 292 (65.18%) VPN
4 202 (45.09%) BGP
5 199 (44.42%) Cisco Certification
6 189 (42.19%) OSPF
7 175 (39.06%) WAN
8 172 (38.39%) CCNP
9 159 (35.49%) MPLS
10 152 (33.93%) Windows
11 140 (31.25%) LAN
12 139 (31.03%) Cisco ASA
13 138 (30.80%) Data Centre
14 125 (27.90%) DNS
15 123 (27.46%) Network Security
16 121 (27.01%) SSL
17 119 (26.56%) Microsoft
18 113 (25.22%) Active Directory
18 113 (25.22%) VMware
19 111 (24.78%) Cisco Nexus
20 109 (24.33%) Wireless
21 105 (23.44%) Linux
22 101 (22.54%) Juniper
23 99 (22.10%) VoIP
24 90 (20.09%) VMware Infrastructure
25 83 (18.53%) TCP/IP
26 80 (17.86%) CheckPoint
26 80 (17.86%) F5
27 79 (17.63%) EIGRP
28 78 (17.41%) DHCP

IPsec
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 56 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 29 (6.47%) Skype for Business
3 18 (4.02%) CMS
3 18 (4.02%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (4.02%) Exchange Server 2013
4 17 (3.79%) Exchange Server 2003
5 11 (2.46%) OpenStack
6 9 (2.01%) SharePoint
7 7 (1.56%) IIS
8 6 (1.34%) nginx
9 5 (1.12%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.67%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.67%) Confluence
10 3 (0.67%) Drupal
10 3 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.67%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.67%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.45%) Apache
12 1 (0.22%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 19 (4.24%) MS Visio
2 17 (3.79%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (2.01%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.89%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.45%) Documaker
3 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 76 (16.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 70 (15.63%) Amazon AWS
3 67 (14.96%) Office 365
4 16 (3.57%) SaaS
5 13 (2.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 12 (2.68%) Mimecast
7 11 (2.46%) Amazon EC2
7 11 (2.46%) Amazon S3
8 8 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (1.12%) CloudFront
9 5 (1.12%) Dynamics 365
9 5 (1.12%) IaaS
9 5 (1.12%) Route 53
10 4 (0.89%) GitHub
10 4 (0.89%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.67%) Amazon SQS
11 3 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (0.67%) PaaS
11 3 (0.67%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 336 (75.00%) Firewall
2 292 (65.18%) VPN
3 202 (45.09%) BGP
4 189 (42.19%) OSPF
5 175 (39.06%) WAN
6 159 (35.49%) MPLS
7 140 (31.25%) LAN
8 139 (31.03%) Cisco ASA
9 125 (27.90%) DNS
10 123 (27.46%) Network Security
11 121 (27.01%) SSL
12 111 (24.78%) Cisco Nexus
13 109 (24.33%) Wireless
14 99 (22.10%) VoIP
15 83 (18.53%) TCP/IP
16 79 (17.63%) EIGRP
17 78 (17.41%) DHCP
18 70 (15.63%) VLAN
19 67 (14.96%) SAN
20 66 (14.73%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (6.70%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.02%) Amazon RDS
3 15 (3.35%) MySQL
4 9 (2.01%) MongoDB
5 8 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (1.12%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (0.89%) Redis
9 3 (0.67%) Big Data
9 3 (0.67%) Couchbase
9 3 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.22%) DB2
10 1 (0.22%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.22%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.22%) Neo4j
10 1 (0.22%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 22 (4.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 8 (1.79%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.89%) JIRA
4 3 (0.67%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.67%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (0.67%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.45%) Gerrit
5 2 (0.45%) NUnit
5 2 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.22%) AppScan
General
1 71 (15.85%) Finance
2 59 (13.17%) Telecoms
3 37 (8.26%) Banking
4 26 (5.80%) Retail
5 18 (4.02%) French Language
6 16 (3.57%) German Language
6 16 (3.57%) Italian Language
7 14 (3.13%) Manufacturing
8 13 (2.90%) Marketing
9 9 (2.01%) Advertising
10 8 (1.79%) Legal
11 6 (1.34%) Electronics
12 4 (0.89%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.67%) Automotive
14 2 (0.45%) Online Betting
15 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.22%) Front Office
15 1 (0.22%) Games
Job Titles
1 171 (38.17%) Network Engineer
2 40 (8.93%) Consultant
2 40 (8.93%) Security Engineer
3 37 (8.26%) Senior Network Engineer
4 35 (7.81%) Analyst
4 35 (7.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 26 (5.80%) Cisco Engineer
6 22 (4.91%) Architect
6 22 (4.91%) Network Manager
7 21 (4.69%) Support Engineer
8 20 (4.46%) Network Security Engineer
9 18 (4.02%) 3rd Line Support
9 18 (4.02%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 17 (3.79%) IT Analyst
10 17 (3.79%) Network Consultant
11 16 (3.57%) Network Architect
12 15 (3.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 15 (3.35%) IT Manager
12 15 (3.35%) IT Support
12 15 (3.35%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (6.70%) 802.1X
2 26 (5.80%) XMPP
3 20 (4.46%) LDAP
4 13 (2.90%) Web Services
5 9 (2.01%) Middleware
6 5 (1.12%) Elastic Stack
6 5 (1.12%) MAPI
6 5 (1.12%) YAML
7 4 (0.89%) CGI
8 3 (0.67%) JSON
8 3 (0.67%) SOAP
9 2 (0.45%) COM
9 2 (0.45%) LAMP
9 2 (0.45%) LEMP Stack
9 2 (0.45%) MEAN Stack
9 2 (0.45%) Node.js
9 2 (0.45%) REST
9 2 (0.45%) RESTful
9 2 (0.45%) XML
10 1 (0.22%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 138 (30.80%) Data Centre
2 69 (15.40%) PKI
3 29 (6.47%) Self-Motivation
4 25 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (4.91%) Management Information System
6 19 (4.24%) Clustering
7 18 (4.02%) Replication
8 17 (3.79%) HP StoreVirtual
9 13 (2.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 13 (2.90%) Public Cloud
10 12 (2.68%) Computer Science
11 11 (2.46%) Video Conferencing
12 10 (2.23%) Cyberattack
13 8 (1.79%) Fat Client
13 8 (1.79%) Thin Client
14 7 (1.56%) CMDB
14 7 (1.56%) Private Cloud
15 6 (1.34%) Algorithms
15 6 (1.34%) Cyberthreat
16 5 (1.12%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 152 (33.93%) Windows
2 105 (23.44%) Linux
3 78 (17.41%) Windows Server
4 52 (11.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 36 (8.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 31 (6.92%) Windows Server 2003
7 28 (6.25%) Windows 10
8 21 (4.69%) Windows 7
9 19 (4.24%) Solaris
10 13 (2.90%) CentOS
11 12 (2.68%) Windows 8
12 11 (2.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (2.46%) Unix
13 6 (1.34%) Oracle Linux
13 6 (1.34%) Ubuntu
14 5 (1.12%) HPUX
14 5 (1.12%) VMS
14 5 (1.12%) Windows XP
15 4 (0.89%) Android
15 4 (0.89%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (11.61%) ITIL
2 51 (11.38%) Load Balancing
3 41 (9.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 41 (9.15%) Network Design
4 40 (8.93%) Information Security
5 39 (8.71%) Project Management
6 38 (8.48%) Continuous Improvement
7 36 (8.04%) Network Monitoring
8 35 (7.81%) Problem-Solving
9 33 (7.37%) Change Management
10 31 (6.92%) Capacity Planning
10 31 (6.92%) Incident Management
10 31 (6.92%) Presales
11 29 (6.47%) Disaster Recovery
11 29 (6.47%) Software Deployment
12 28 (6.25%) Network Management
13 27 (6.03%) SIEM
14 26 (5.80%) Cybersecurity
14 26 (5.80%) Mentoring
15 25 (5.58%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 45 (10.04%) SQL
2 35 (7.81%) Python
3 33 (7.37%) PowerShell
4 30 (6.70%) Bash Shell
5 17 (3.79%) C
6 13 (2.90%) Perl
7 9 (2.01%) Java
8 8 (1.79%) PHP
9 5 (1.12%) JavaScript
10 4 (0.89%) C-shell
10 4 (0.89%) Go
10 4 (0.89%) Korn
10 4 (0.89%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.67%) C#
11 3 (0.67%) C++
11 3 (0.67%) VB
12 2 (0.45%) Lisp
13 1 (0.22%) SOQL
13 1 (0.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 199 (44.42%) Cisco Certification
2 172 (38.39%) CCNP
3 73 (16.29%) CCNA
4 69 (15.40%) CCIE
5 36 (8.04%) Security Cleared
6 30 (6.70%) Degree
7 22 (4.91%) SC Cleared
8 20 (4.46%) CCVP
9 19 (4.24%) CISSP
10 17 (3.79%) Microsoft Certification
11 16 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 14 (3.13%) CISM
13 12 (2.68%) DV Cleared
14 9 (2.01%) CISA
14 9 (2.01%) Computer Science Degree
15 8 (1.79%) CCNP Voice
16 7 (1.56%) GIAC
16 7 (1.56%) MCSA
17 6 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
17 6 (1.34%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (7.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 29 (6.47%) SLA
3 19 (4.24%) PCI DSS
4 17 (3.79%) FISMA
5 9 (2.01%) Cyber Essentials
6 8 (1.79%) GDPR
7 7 (1.56%) COBIT
8 6 (1.34%) QA
9 4 (0.89%) FIPS 140-2
10 2 (0.45%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.22%) PMO
System Software
1 113 (25.22%) Active Directory
2 90 (20.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (9.82%) Hyper-V
4 21 (4.69%) vSphere
5 17 (3.79%) Forefront TMG
6 16 (3.57%) Terminal Services
6 16 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (3.57%) VMware NSX
7 13 (2.90%) XenApp
8 10 (2.23%) XenDesktop
9 8 (1.79%) Docker
10 7 (1.56%) KVM
10 7 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.67%) Samba
11 3 (0.67%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.45%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.45%) NFS
12 2 (0.45%) ProxySG
12 2 (0.45%) Snort
12 2 (0.45%) Xen
Systems Management
1 42 (9.38%) Cisco CUCM
2 30 (6.70%) Nagios
3 26 (5.80%) FortiGate
4 24 (5.36%) Ansible
5 20 (4.46%) Cisco Prime
5 20 (4.46%) Cisco UCCX
6 19 (4.24%) Cisco UCCE
6 19 (4.24%) SCCM
7 18 (4.02%) Single Sign-On
8 16 (3.57%) Norton AntiVirus
9 13 (2.90%) Puppet
10 11 (2.46%) McAfee ePO
10 11 (2.46%) Nessus
10 11 (2.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 9 (2.01%) Opscode Chef
12 8 (1.79%) Backup Exec
13 7 (1.56%) SCOM
14 6 (1.34%) AirWatch
14 6 (1.34%) Cacti
14 6 (1.34%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 326 (72.77%) Cisco
2 119 (26.56%) Microsoft
3 113 (25.22%) VMware
4 101 (22.54%) Juniper
5 80 (17.86%) CheckPoint
5 80 (17.86%) F5
6 68 (15.18%) Palo Alto
7 64 (14.29%) Citrix
8 51 (11.38%) Fortinet
9 50 (11.16%) SolarWinds
10 43 (9.60%) HP
11 37 (8.26%) NetApp
12 28 (6.25%) Dell
12 28 (6.25%) Riverbed
13 27 (6.03%) Splunk
14 23 (5.13%) Sophos
15 21 (4.69%) SonicWALL
16 19 (4.24%) Red Hat
17 18 (4.02%) Qualys
17 18 (4.02%) Symantec